'''Richard Courant''' (January 8, 1888 – January 27, 1972) was a German Americanmathematician. He is best known by the general public for the book ''What is Mathematics?'', co-written with Herbert Robbins.
byHerbert Robbins and Richard Courant, revised by Ian Stewart
What Is Mathematics? is a m aths book written by R ichard Courant and Herbert Robbins, published in England by O xford University Press. It is an introduction to mathematics, intended both for the mathematics student and for the general public. First published in 1941, it discusses n umber theory, g eometry, t opology and c alculus. A second edition was published in 1996 with an additional chapter on recent progress in mathematics, written by I an Stewart. ( 1 reviews ) Topic: Mathematics